MASSAGE Magazine has teamed up with Hands for Heroes™ to encourage massage therapists and bodyworkers nationwide to donate their services to our nation’s veterans

MASSAGE Magazine and Hands for Heroes Partner to Launch a Campaign to Support the Troops, MASSAGE MagazineMASSAGE Magazine has teamed up with Hands for Heroes to encourage massage therapists and bodyworkers nationwide to donate their services to our nation’s veterans. Hands for Heroes is an organization of bodywork professionals who donate their time and skills to provide therapeutic bodywork at no charge for military veterans across the U.S.

“We at Hands for Heroes are looking forward to working with MASSAGE Magazine, in helping our nation’s service members relieve stress and acclimate to civilian life,” said William Barry, founder of Hands for Heroes. “This will impact not only the veterans, but their friends and families and all with whom they contact.

Your commitment to providing bodywork services as a Hands for Heroes Partner can begin at any level, even one bodywork session. To support you, Hands for Heroes will provide you with marketing materials to notify the public of your commitment to military veterans who have served our country.

“When you partner with Hands for Heroes, we will immediately forward you a Hands for Heroes Partner wall certificate, a Hands for Heroes Gift Certificate Template, a press release and our logo, which can be used in your publications and advertising,” said Barry. “At your request, we will also provide your business listing on our National Registry, where veterans can locate you in your area.”

By aligning with this cause, you will make a significant contribution to the healing of our servicemen and women and their families. For more information on becoming a Hands for Heroes partner, visit and click on “Become A Provider.” There is no charge to partners or veterans.

Added Barry, “Our thanks go out to MASSAGE Magazine for giving us a forum for this pioneering organization whose purpose is to positively impact our veterans and promote healing.”

This initiative is also proudly supported by Massage Magazine Insurance Plus (, which provides massage therapists and bodyworkers with comprehensive liability insurance in addition to other benefits.

Share your story!

In addition, MASSAGE Magazine wants to know what you are doing in your community to pay tribute to our military heroes. Throughout the months of May and June, share with us what you are doing in your community to give back to our nation’s heroes. Go to MASSAGE Magazine‘s Facebook page ( and post your story to our Wall. Include a picture and you may be featured in a future issue of MASSAGE Magazine!

“With Memorial Day approaching, we thought there was no better time to support such a meaningful organization like Hands for Heroes,” said Jennifer Whalen, managing editor of MASSAGE Magazine ( “We can honor those who have died in service to our country as well as support and give back to returning servicemen and women. Massage has many benefits to veterans—alleviating pain, reducing stress and balancing lives, among many others—and it’s something our veterans need as they adjust from the tribulations of war back into American society.”

For more information about this joint effort between MASSAGE Magazine and Hands for Heroes, visit

About Hands for Heroes

Hands for Heroes™ is a nationwide organization of caring health care professionals who have donated their time and skills to provide therapeutic bodywork for our nation’s veterans. The mission of Hands for Heroes is to make bodywork therapies available to our returning veterans through numerous health care centers and individuals across the U.S., with the ultimate goal to provide 1 million bodywork therapy sessions. For more information, visit

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